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Can I Fire My Lawyer? Everything You Need to Know

Whether you’re caught in a legal battle and fighting for your rights after a car accident, or for your job in an employment issue, a good relationship with your lawyer is a must.

If you find that you don’t feel as though you can trust your lawyer, worry that he or she may not have your best interests in mind, or you struggle to communicate with them, you’ll be making an already stressful situation even worse.

You may also be compromising the odds of a verdict in your favor.

When contracts are involved, or a case is already underway, it can be easy to feel as though you’re stuck and have no alternatives available to you.

Keep reading to learn what you need to know about breaking up with your personal injury lawyer before, or during a case, how to deal with voiding contracts, and finding a new attorney in the middle of a legal battle.

Odds are, the process is more viable than you may have thought initially.

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Personal Injury Verdict for Trucking Accident

Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC Secures $1.13 Million Verdict Against Trucking Company for Client’s Personal Injuries

In October of 2018, Susan Hutchison and Chris Stoy of Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC tried a case in Tarrant County against a Dallas based insurance defense law firm.

Ms. Hutchison and Mr. Stoy obtained a verdict for $1.13 million for their client after a long, hard-fought, two-and-a-half-year battle.

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What is the Average Whiplash Settlement for a Car Accident?

Car accidents remain a leading cause of serious injury and death across the United States.

In fact, in 2016, the most recent year with statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute, Texas had the highest number of fatal crashes out of any state.

If you were capable of getting out of your car and walking away after a crash, you might feel lucky to have only suffered minor injuries instead of something permanently debilitating.

However, some of the most debilitating and painful injuries you can suffer in a car accident may not present symptoms immediately. Brain injuries are a perfect example. It may take days or weeks for symptoms to fully materialize.

The same is true of whiplash; a common soft tissue injury people develop after a collision. You may not know right after a collision that there was a soft tissue injury to your neck. It may be hours or even a few days before symptoms fully manifest.

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How to Calculate Lost Wages for Personal Injury Claims

In the immediate wake of an accident that leaves you injured, you likely have a lot of concerns and questions. People often focus on the immediate and practical concerns of an injury, such as their prognosis and how to ensure that they received the best possible medical care.

It often takes many days or even weeks before someone who suffered injuries because of another person’s mistakes starts to consider the financial impact of their injuries. Even then, the average person will likely find it difficult, if not downright confusing, to try to put a price on the issues they experienced after an injury.

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Are Compensatory or Punitive Damages Taxable?

When it comes time for taxes, reportable income can vary. If you received money from a court settlement, you are probably wondering if you are required to report your earnings.

The term “damages” applies to the amount of money the victim receives due to the lawsuit. Courts promote justice for those involved by awarding damages. Justice is given to those suffering who receive a lump sum to help them through the situation they are experiencing financially.

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Texas Motorcycle Laws: Everything You Need to Know

Texas is known for its motorcycle culture. With long stretches of open road and countless different terrains, it is a great destination to bring your motorcycle.

Before you take to the open road, you need to know Texas’ motorcycle laws.

Below we have detailed everything you need to know to safely and legally ride your motorcycle in the state of Texas.

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Defamation in the Workplace

Defamation of Character in the Workplace

Are you curious what constitutes defamation of character, or believe that you may have been a victim yourself?

Defamation is defined as purposeful and false damage to one’s reputation.

This can come in the form of slander, which is spoken defamation, or libel, which is harmful to one’s reputation through false written accusations. Being subjected to defamation can damage your job prospects, income, or standing in a community, so knowing how to deal with it is essential.

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Crash versus Accident

Crash versus Accident: What is the Difference?

Can words help keep you safe behind the wheel? Many automotive safety groups say the language we use has an effect on our behavior when driving on the roads – and some of that language needs to change.

There’s a growing call to replace the word “accident” with the word “crash.”

What’s behind this idea, and can a change in word choice really reduce automobile-related fatalities?

Here’s what you need to know:

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